Have you heard all the rage about bone broth? From Gwyneth Paltrow to Kobe Bryant, big time celebs are hopping on the broth train. Not to mention, our guest this week helped Dwight Howard conquer sugar addiction. You’re about to learn how. Coming up on the show, you’ll learn: Why vegetable oil is a
Full transcript available at Abel Jame’s FatBurningMan website.
CATE SHANAHAN: THE REASON KOBE BRYANT DRINKS BONE BROTH
Abel: We’ve crossed paths on many occasions. I can’t believe this is the first time we’ve actually had a face-to-face, but I’m stoked because your book is excellent and your work is clearly well-respected.
As I understand it, the fact that Kobe Bryant drinks bone broth is your fault, is that right?
HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR GENE EXPRESSION
Abel: That’s unbelievable. Well, that brings us to epigenetics. A lot of people have been told, especially if they struggle with their weight or their health, “Oh, it’s just in your genes. These are the cards that you’ve been dealt.” And that’s what I was told in my early twenties when I started to have problems with my thyroid, becoming overweight with high blood pressure and a number of health conditions: “That’s just the way it is, and you’re going to be medicated for the rest your life.”
But science is starting to show that’s not the case, that we can exercise quite a bit of power over how our bodies perform and function based upon not just how we eat, but also our lifestyle.
HOW SUGAR HURTS YOUR GAME (EVEN IF YOU’RE DWIGHT HOWARD)
Abel: We all have the potential in our genetic code to develop horrifying diseases. All of us. But the trick is when you live the right life, when you eat clean, when you get sleep, when you do the old-fashioned things we all kind of used to do as humans naturally, all of a sudden it seems like those debilitating conditions don’t spring up as problems like they do when people are on, say, the standard American diet.
To go back to Dwight Howard, you’d think, looking at someone like that, he’s a massive ripped dude who’s super strong and has always been that way. But after he started following your advice, I think I read that he got down from 6% or 8% body fat to 3% body fat and started recovering a lot faster.
THE 60-YEAR DIET EXPERIMENT (WE ARE ALL A PART OF)
Abel: I remember when I first started to understand the effect that all of these lifestyle factors have on your performance, the way you feel, your health, and all of that. It’s an empowering feeling, because before that, it feels like you’re sentenced to a less-than-optimal life. And if you get old, you get old. That’s the way it is and you don’t perform… now you’re the old Dwight. You know what I mean? But you can actually turn back the clock.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SYMMETRY FOR HEALTH
Abel: I want to make sure we also talk about symmetry. It’s something I’ve always tried to focus on as a runner and as an athlete, but the concept of symmetry extends to your entire life. And when you look at people who have been eating traditional foods in the way that they were raised, you have startling pictures in your book that demonstrate symmetry in action. Can you talk a little bit about why it’s important?